The ludicrously popular Pokémon game, Pokémon Snap is making a triumphant return to the Wii U Virtual console next week!
Pokémon Snap was an ingenious game where players were sent out into Pokémon Island in order to take photos of wild Pokémon for Professor Oak’s research. Players were awarded points depending on how many Pokémon they snapped and on the quality of the pictures collected.
Pokémon Snap, which debuted in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, was the first Pokémon game ever to depict the Pokémon in 3D and although there were only 63 Pokémon to be found it was a game adored by millions. It allowed players to snap the lovable creatures in their natural environment and players were even able to print out the photos onto stickers.
The Nintendo Wii brought out another version in 2007 which again amassed a sturdy following - it allowed for many of the original features to be explored only this time players were able to share their snaps online instead of print. Pokémon Snap gives players a unique experience within the Pokémon world and this next edition on the Wii U Virtual console promises to be extremely exciting.
Pokémon Snap is set for re-release next week. The game will launch in Japan on April 6th for around nine dollars. Any dates that may surround its journey westward are still unknown but I am sure that it won’t take too long for it to make the trip across.
This is all well and good and of course, I am extremely excited but - where is the fully fledged HD sequel we've been waiting for?
Pokemon Snap in HD?
DeviantArt user arvalis has proven that Pokémon Snap in HD on a modern day console could be both beautiful and terrifying. His concept art depicts the true realism available to the latest gaming machines and when applied to the Pokémon Universe the results can leave audiences speechless. To that effect, take a look at this.
Pokémon Snap is one of those rare games that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. I recall losing days, even weeks tracking down that perfect shot. I can’t wait to get back to the island – c’mon Nintendo hurry up and send it our way!